Halliburton officials have announced plans to leave Lewis County, completing the final phase of the company's plan to close the facility located near Jackson's Mill and continue operations at its new facility in Zanesville, Ohio.
Halliburton management met with employees Oct. 1 to tell them the facility would be closed and to offer them positions at the Zanesville facility, or other Halliburton facilities, said Susie McMichael, a senior public relations representative from Halliburton. Halliburton didn't disclose how many employees would be displaced by the Weston facility closure, or how many employees planned to take jobs at other locations.
Halliburton's production enhancement operations moved to Zanesville about three months ago, McMichael said, and the cementing operation moved Tuesday, Oct. 2. Halliburton said the Zanesville facility is well positioned to support it's customers' business activity in the West Virginia area.
Halliburton said it still maintains operational facilities in West Virginia. Halliburton has more than 75,000 employees in 80 countries, according to its website.
The company serves the upstream oil and gas industry throughout the lifecycle of the reservoir, from locating hydrocarbons and managing geological data, to drilling and formation evaluation, well construction and completion, and optimizing production through the life of the field, according to its website.